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FREE Earth Day Savannah 2014 Festival, April 19

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Earth Day Savannah 2014

FREE Earth Day Savannah 2014
9 AM-3 PM Forsyth Park

FREE activities include:
All Day: Bouncy Houses, facepainting, crafts, live animals
11 AM- Noon: Printmaking & recycled terrariums with Savannah Children’s Museum
Noon-1 PM: Reptile Exploration with Burton 4-H
1-2 PM: Printmaking & recycled terrariums with Savannah Children’s Museum
2-3 PM: Recycled Wind Chimes with Scribble Art Studio

Festival Schedule:
RecycleRama: 8am-11am
Forsyth Farmers Market: 9am-3pm
Exhibitors, workshops, kids activities, food & music: 11am-3pm
Earth Day Wheelie Bike Ride: 3pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EARTH DAY SAVANNAH 2014, CLICK HERE.

Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center,

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Toddler Tuesdays nature programs for kids in Savannah at Oatland Island Wildlife CenterOatland Island Wildlife Center
Wildlife and education programs
711 Sandtown Rd.
Savannah, GA, 31410
(912) 395-1212

Admission rates & driving directions here.

Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center.
Programs are at 10 AM & 11 AM on Tuesdays each week . Pre-registration required. Call 395-1500

Toddler Tuesday Program Fees for 2013:
General: $5 per child $5 per adult
Friends of Oatland Members: $5 per child, up to 2 adults FREE!

Program fee includes program and entrance to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and trails.

Toddler Tuesday Topics

If you are new to the Savannah area or are a new parent, then you need to check out Toddler Tuesdays, a fun weekly program that celebrates nature @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410.

At Toddler Tuesday, children & their parents/caretakers experience nature through themed activities including live animal encounters, wildlife nature walks, storytelling, songs, interactive finger-play & crafts.

Oatland’s naturalist Michelle Kelly leads these exciting & educational sessions.

NEW TIMES: 10 AM & 11 AM

Admission rates & driving directions here.

Toddler Tuesdays Programs sare at 10 AM & 11 AM on Tuesdays each week . Pre-registration required. Call 395-1500

Toddler Tuesday Program Fees: General: $5 per child $5 per adult Friends of Oatland Members: $5 per child, up to 2 adults FREE!

Program fee includes program and entrance to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and trails.

FOR UPCOMING TODDLER TUESDAY THEMES, CLICK HERE.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.

Parent & Me Music Playdate with Kindermusik in Savannah, April 21

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

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Kindermusik in Savannah announces their April once a month play date for ages 0-7.

The playdate will be Monday, April 21 at 11:10am. The theme is “April showers: playdate’s OURS!”

All participants receive an instrument, ten songs from Kindermusik and a bonus gift at the end of class. This event is open to the public.

Online enrollment is available now at www.88keysga.com then click on the Kindermusik link. Or call 912-988-KEYS (5397) or email music@88keysga.com.

Also, weekly Kindermusik classes are ongoing and free trial classes are available for all who want to come for a visit. 0′s and 1′s meet Mondays at 9:30am, and 2′s and 3′s meet at 10:20am on Mondays.

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com,  912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Scribble Art Studio classes, camps, parties for kids in Savannah, Pooler

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

We love Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler. This video shows all the reasons why.

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler offers private & group art classes for kids, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble has art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

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FREE Bike Rodeo @ Skidaway State Park, Savannah

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Bike Rodeo in Savannah May 10: FREE Bike Rodeo

Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah will host an educational event for children to practice bike skills and learn how to safely navigate roads and traffic. Skidaway’s Bike Rodeo is in partnership with the Savannah Bicycle Campaign.

A bike rodeo is a fun, educational event for children to practice bike skills and learn how to safely navigate roads and traffic. Kids will tackle different stations, each with a different game or challenge. For example, riders might weave between traffic cones to practice balance skills or have a “slow race” where the last one across the finish line wins. Please remember, by Georgia law, all kids under 16 years of age must wear a helmet.

The event is May 10 from 10 am to 1 pm and is free with your $5 parking pass.

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah , 31411 , http://gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

FOR MORE FREE SPRING 2014 KIDS’ EVENTS  IN THE SAVANNAH AREA, CLICK HERE.

Free kids’ April 2014 nature programs including Reptile Show, Bird Hikes, Fire Building 101@ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Skidaway Island State Park Free nature events

Skidaway Island State Park playground

Come out to Skidaway Island State Park in April 2014 to enjoy FREE kids’ nature activities most Wednesdays-Sundays including free Toddler Time for kids ages 2-4 and their caregivers at 10 AM Thursdays. Bring your child to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature based theme.

Other free nature kids’ programs happening in April 2014 include fire building 101, bird hikes, night sensory hike, toads & turtles, reptile show & an Easter Blast festival with an egg hunt.

To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park during April 2014, click here.

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook here.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Piano/Violin Lessons – Savannah

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Stomping and clapping aren’t just helping Natalie get the wiggles out… She is also memorizing the order of the Treble Clef notes!

Did you know adding a kinesthetic quality is known to help individuals retain information?

Contact Lydia Rabon to learn more about interactive piano and violin lessons in Savannah for children. Lessons are given out of her home in downtown Savannah. Ages 3 and up.

Call or email today to schedule a lesson: LydiaAsmith1@gmail.com or (843)819-5022.

30 minute lessons: $25 45 minute lessons: $38

Learn more by “liking” Music Lessons by Lydia on Facebook here.

Lydia Rabon, MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist, Piano/Violin Instructor, (843) 819-5022, email LydiaAsmith1@gmail.com On Facebook here. Lydia Rabon is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Telfair Museum events: Free Family Day, Free Teen Night, Savannah

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Free kids activities in SavannahFree Family Day @ Jepson Center for the Arts:
1-4 p.m. May 3, Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York Street, on Telfair Square.

Telfair Museums will host a free Family Day at the Jepson Center for the Arts as part of its monthly Free Family Day series, which is free and open to the public. The event is free of charge. More info here.

FREE Teen Night: Telfair Pop!
6-8 p.m. May 17, Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York Street, on Telfair Square.

POP into the museum for the first annual Teen night! Telfair Museums’ Teen Council, comprised of 18 high schoolers from throughout the Savannah area, has spent the past nine months learning firsthand about art and museums. Come to the first annual teen night, a free event that’s by teens, for teens. Teens will take over the Jepson Center with music, art workshops, games and refreshments highlighting pop art from the Varnedoe collection. The group will also be unveiling the product of their months of work and research – audio and print guides to accompany the newly reinstalled Kirk Varnedoe exhibition.

Teen Council is Recruiting
Now-May 30. Telfair Museums is currently recruiting for our 2014-2015 Teen Council. We’re looking for students who are dedicated, hardworking, and passionate about art in their community. Students who will be in high school as of September 2014 are eligible. Visit http://telfair.org/teens  for more information. The deadline for application is May 30.

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York Street, Savannah, 31401, www.telfair.org Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Kindermusik Parent & Me Classes in Savannah

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Kindermusik Savannah mommy and meAnnouncing all new April themes for Kindermusik in Savannah parent & me early childhood music sessions.

Weekly studio classes:
Mondays, 9:30am: class for babies 0’s and 1’s will be doing “Music Makes My Day”. We will be exploring Baby’s daily routines (naptime, mealtime, etc.) and how to add spark to those daily repetitive occurrences!

Mondays, 10:20am: class for toddlers 2’s and 3’s will be doing “Family and Friends”, where 3 of the things that bring joy to toddlers’ lives come together: Family, Friends and Music!

All new families are welcome to attend a free trial class.

April Playdate

Also, announcing April’s once-a-month Kindermusik playdate:

Theme for April will be “April Showers: Playdate’s OURS!” and the group will explore a rain theme, including splashes in puddles, storms, water, and maybe a wee bit of sunshine too. It will be Monday, April 21, at 11:10am. All participants will receive an instrument, a download card for 10 Kindermusik songs, and a BONUS gift at the end of class! Class cost is $15.00 per child, with siblings available at only $5.00 each!

Online enrollment : www.88keysga.com (click on the Kindermusik link).

Questions? Contact 912.988.KEYS (5397) or music@88keysga.com .

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com,  912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Century of Sentries: Experience the lives of Fort Jackson soldiers, Savannah

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Old Fort Jackson Savannah Bring the kids to A Century of Sentries: 100 Years of Fort Jackson Guarding Savannah. Experience the lives of the soldiers stationed at Fort Jackson during the American Revolution, War of 1812, and the Civil War. Children’s activities included!
April 19-20, 2014

Where
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
912.232.3945

For hours & admission costs, click here.

Coastal Heritage Society manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, www.chsgeorgia.org/, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

After-school Spring Junior Golf Clinics @ The Club at Savannah Harbor

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Golf clinics for kids at The Club at Savannah Harbor Spring Junior Golf Clinics 2014 at The Club at Savannah Harbor.

Bring your little ones out for some fun and education about the game of golf. Cost is $35 per clinic and includes snacks after each clinic.

Clinic dates are:
April 15th, 29th
May 13th, 27th
4:30-6 pm.

Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email paul.killgallon@westin.com or click here.

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, 912.201.2240, email Golf.savannah@westin.com https://www.facebook.com/TheClubAtSavannahHarbor, www.theclubatsavannahharbor.com  The Club at Savannah Harbor is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Children & Teen Pottery classes start this week at Savannah’s Clay Spot

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Savannah's Clay Spot Pottery Studio classes A new session of Children and Teen Pottery classes start this week of March 31 at Savannah’s Clay Spot.

Fun with Clay for Kids and Parents, Ages 4-10
Kids along side their parent will have a great time being expressive with clay that will be fired and finished with non toxic food safe glazes. The class will serve a great introduction to working with clay both on and off the potter’s wheel. This creative experience will provide lasting memories and fabulous collaborative works of art.
Wednesdays, April 2-May 7, 2014 4:30pm-5:30pm, 6 weeks
Cost: $140
Two Children and a Parent: $160
Click here to register.

Teens with Clay, Ages 10-16
Students will learn fundamental techniques with hand building and throwing basic forms on the potter’s wheel. Youth will be challenged to create dynamic surface decorations using glazes, slips and applied elements.
Thursdays, April 3- May 8, 2014, 4:30pm-5:30pm, 6 weeks
Cost $110
Click here to register.

REMINDER: FOR DETAIL ON SAVANNAH CLAY SPOT’S POTTERY SUMMER CAMPS 2014, CLICK HERE.

Savannah’s Clay Spot, www.savannahsclayspot.com , 1305 Barnard St. Savannah,  31401, tel 912-509-4647 Savannah’s Clay Spot is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

U-pick strawberry farms in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

pick your own strawberries Savannah

It’s time for pick-your-own strawberry season in Savannah & the Lowcountry. Here’s are round-up of spots that offer u-pick strawberries & their estimated opening dates. Please call ahead to confirm before making the trip.

Ottawa Farms, Bloomingdale
702 Bloomingdale Rd.
Bloomingdale, Georgia 31302
Closed until Sat. April 19 2014. Call their strawberry message line to confirm there are berries at 912-748-3035.
Cost: $2.25 @ lb. u-pick; $3.25 2 lb if they pick. A pre-picked flat is $30.00. If you want pre-picked berries, call 912-748-3035 24hrs in advance to place your order.
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 8:30-6:00 Sunday 1:00 – 6:00 CLOSED MONDAY
METHOD OF PAYMENT: Cash or local check ATM available in store
We furnish picking containers. No pets please
More info here.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah
2 Canebrake Road
Savannah, Georgia 31419
Open Mon-Thurs., 9 AM-noon & Saturday 10 AM-noon. No berry picking on Fridays or Sundays. Call before you go to confirm there are berries: (912) 921-5460
Cost: $2.50 @ lb. Payment is only by cash or checks.
More info here.

Dempsey Farms, Beaufort, SC
1576 Sea Island Parkway
Beaufort, South Carolina 29920
Open Monday,Wednesday,Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Hours subject to change due to weather and picking conditions
Call(843) 838-3656 after 9am for daily updates on picking conditions and hours. Call before you go to confirm there are berries.
Email dempseyfarms@dempseyfarmsupick.com
More info here.

Free admission to Family Fun Day @ Georgia Buffalo Ranch

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Georgia Buffalo Ranch

Free admission to Georgia Buffalo Ranch on Family Fun Day, 10 AM-5 PM Sat. April 5 2014. There are fees for concessions, buggy tours  & hay rides.

Georgia Buffalo Ranch is open to the public. Bring the kids out to the Georgia Buffalo Ranch to take a ranch tour, feed the buffalo or visit the Trading Post, meet Belle the Donkey & her buddy Donkey.
Spring 2014 Hours for the Georgia Buffalo Ranch & Trading Post.
Wednesday – Friday ~ 10am – 4pm
Saturday’s ~ 10am – 5pm

Georgia Buffalo Ranch, 11495 US Hwy 17, Townsend, Ga 31331 tel: (855) 242-2833 email GeorgiaBuffalo@gmail.com , www.GeorgiaBuffalo.com

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR FREE SPRING 2014 EVENTS PAGE BY CLICKING HERE.

Attention teachers & homeschool parents: Beauty & the Beast ballet for just $5 per student; free for chaperones

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Beauty and the Beast ballet in Savannah

The Academy of Dance will perform Beauty & the Beast on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2 PM at the historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull Street, Chippewa Square. All are welcome and invited to attend.

Tickets must be reserved in advance by calling 912-335-7323 or emailing sepistis@aol.com.

This is an ideal 90 minute performance for school field trips and homeschooled students. Cost is $5 per student with chaperones being free of charge.

The Academy of Dance in Savannah offers ballet classes at their studio at 74 W. Montgomery Crossroads (across from Summit Gymnastics) and will offer a variety of summer camps (listed in the SouthernMamas Summer Camps 2014 guide here.)

Summit Gymnastics for tumbling & gymnastics for ages 18 mths-18 yrs, Savannah

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Gymnastics, Tumbling classes, camps in Savannah When it comes to gymnastics & tumbling classes in Savannah, Summit Gymnastics has long been the go-to spot.

Conveniently located on Savannah’s Southside at 74 W Montgomery Crossroads near Abercorn, Summit Gymnastics offers tumbling classes along with both recreational and competitive gymnastics from ages 18 months to 18 years.

Spring 7-week session: Session 3:  April 14-May 31 2014 (No classes Memorial Day, Mon. May 25)
2014 Spring Fling Parent Show: Sat. May 24

Summer 8-week session: Session 4: June 2-Aug. 3 2014

Late Summer/Early Fall 7 week session: Session 5: Aug. 4-Sept. 14 2014 (No classes Labor Day Sept. 1)

Session 6: 7 weeks, Sept. 15-Nov. 2 2014

Session 7: 7 weeks, Nov. 3-Dec. 21 2014 (No classes Thanksgiving Nov. 26-30 2014)

For more info & make-up class dates, click here. To register call (912) 921-1034 or email summitgymnastics@yahoo.com

Parent-and-tot time
2nd Friday of each month
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Cost: $5

Birthdays
What better way to celebrate a birthday than with a gymnastics birthday.
Parties at Summit Gymnastics consist of 60 minutes of gym time with an instructor and 30 minutes for cake & presents.
Cost: $175 for up to 15 kid $12 for each additional child
$50 for additional 30 minutes of play time
Call today (912) 921-1034 to reserve your day and time

Field trips
Attention day cares & schools: Schedule a gymnastics field trip today
Summit Gymnastics makes it both fun and educational.
You get 90 minutes of gymnastics training for only $8.50 per child.
Call today (912) 921-1034 to set up a trip for your school

Summit is dedicated to producing top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe and productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being. Summit’s positive, challenging and motivational atmosphere will encourage gymnasts to make meaningful commitments to the sport of gymnastics. Summit Gymnastics will help gymnasts achieve their ultimate goal – to reach their fullest personal potential, both mentally and physically, within the sport of gymnastics.

Summit Gymnastics sees gymnastics excellence as the most effective means towards success.

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034 email summitgymnastics@yahoo.com, www.summitgymnasticssav.com Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

U-pick strawberry farms in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

pick your own strawberries Savannah

It’s time for pick-your-own strawberry season in Savannah & the Lowcountry. Here’s are round-up of spots that offer u-pick strawberries. Please call ahead to confirm before making the trip to confirm there are berries.

Ottawa Farms, Bloomingdale
702 Bloomingdale Rd.
Bloomingdale, Georgia 31302
Will reopen April 19 2014.   Call their strawberry message line to confirm there are berries at 912-748-3035.
Cost: $2.25 @ lb. u-pick; $3.25 2 lb if they pick. A pre-picked flat is $30.00.  If you want pre-picked berries, call 912-748-3035 24hrs in advance to place your order.
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 8:30-6:00  Sunday 1:00 – 6:00  CLOSED MONDAY
METHOD OF PAYMENT: Cash or local check  ATM available in store
We furnish picking containers.  No pets please
More info here.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah
2 Canebrake Road
Savannah, Georgia 31419
Mon-Thurs., 9 AM-noon & Saturday 10 AM-noon. No berry picking on Fridays or Sundays. Call (912) 921-5460 to confirm there are berries.
Cost: $2.50 @ lb. Payment is only by cash or checks.
More info here.

Dempsey Farms, Beaufort, SC
1576 Sea Island Parkway
Beaufort, South Carolina 29920
(843) 838-3656 after 9am to confirm there are berries.
Email dempseyfarms@dempseyfarmsupick.com
More info here.

Puppet People Monkey Bubbles Puppet Workshop & Show, 3/28, Savannah

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Puppet People Monkey Bubbles workshop Savannah

Monkey Bubbles Puppet Workshop & Show @ the Puppet People Studio, 3119 Furber Ave., Savannah 31404
Bring your young ones to this weekday event on Friday, March 28th @ 11 AM

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE by clicking here.

Contact 912.355.3366, email puppets@puppetpeople.com  or visit www.PuppetPeople.com

Puppet People, 912.355.3366, www.PuppetPeople.com , email puppets@puppetpeople.com , 3119 Furber Ave. , Thunderbolt, 31404 Puppet People is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE Earth Day Performances @ Live Oak Public Library branches, Savannah

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Wright Clarkson, Storyteller & Musician

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Get ready for Earth Day with this special “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!” program

StoryGuy Wright Clarkson combines musical instruments and costumes with his knowledge of cultures, traditions, myths and legends to lead his listeners to new worlds. He has taken a family heritage and infused it with an energy that makes each performance a magical experience that will spark a child’s imagination and fuel a youngster’s desire to learn. For ages 3 and older.

Hinesville Library, 368‐4003
Monday, April 14, 10:30 a.m.

Midway‐Riceboro Library, 884‐5742
Monday, April 14, 4 p.m.

Thunderbolt Library, 354‐5864
Tuesday, April 15, 11 a.m.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925‐5432
Tuesday, April 15, 4 p.m.

Bull Street Library, 652‐3600
Wednesday, April 16, 10:30 a.m.

Rincon Library, 826‐2222
Wednesday, April 16, 4:30 p.m.

Pooler Library, 748‐0471
Thursday, April 17, 10:30 a.m.

Islands Library, 897‐6233
Thursday, April 17, 1 p.m.

S.W. Chatham Library, 925‐8305
Thursday, April 17, 4:30 p.m.

Steam Days @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Steam Days at Georgia State Railroad Museum

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? Stop by the Georgia State Railroad Museum in downtown Savannah this Sat. & Sun. March 22 & 23 2014 for a celebration of all things steam. There’s something for everyone with great behind the scenes tours, site tours by steam train and introducing…. the museum’s BRAND NEW Locomotion Lab!

General admission pricing applies for this great weekend – as always, members are FREE.

LOCOMOTION LAB
A Family Learning Space

This exciting new family space combines science, technology and fun with tons of self guided learning activities for all ages. Including the museum’s famous train table, a reading area, K’nex for older kids, an interactive steam locomotive diagram and much more.

For this very first open weekend Georgia State Railroad will debut two guided activities:
The Smoke Stack: Bernoulli’s Principle at 11:00 on March 22 & 23
Wood Block Floor: Tessallation at 2:00 on March 22 & 23

SPECIAL GUIDED TOURS

Celebrate steam with Georgia State Railroad Museum. There will be guided tours and fun behind-the-scenes looks into the Back Shops. For the full schedule CLICK HERE.

There will also be blacksmithing demonstrations from 10:00am until 4:00pm on both days

Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah, 31401, http://chsgeorgia.org/Railroad-Musuem.html ,
Georgia State Railroad Museum is part of Coastal Heritage Society, which is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Registration open for children’s classes at Coach Val’s Tumblegym, Wilmington Is.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Wilmington Is. is registering kids for different classes offered for various ages from walkers to 8 year olds.

Lots of spaces still available in many of the classes. New students can join at any time provided space available.

Visit schedule and rates page for updated information. Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on SouthernMamas.com site to receive 50% off annual registration fee. Various classes offered including:

Wiggle Worms

30 mins/week walkers – 2 yrs accompanied by adult

GrassHoppers

45 mins/wk 2 to 3 yrs accompanied by adult

Bumble Bees

60 mins/week 3 to 4 yrs

FireFlies 60 mins/week 4 to 6 yrs

DragonFlies

60 mins/week 6 to 8 yrs

Call 912-268-6003 or email val@coachvals.com.

Classes are in a safe, air conditioned, bug-free environment! Tumblegym’s experienced staff will keep your little one moving while having a great time.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym provides fun, imaginative exercise programs for children walking through 10 yr olds. Their curriculum integrates physical skill acquisition with social and cognitive learning concepts. Basic gymnastics and tumbling, ball handling skills, strength, balance, and all around coordination activities part of every class.

Please “like” Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Facebook here to keep up with latest news and specials.

See website here for schedule and rates. Registration online available by clicking here.

Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on SouthernMamas.com site to receive 50% off annual registration fee.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym, 310 Johnny Mercer Blvd in the Wilmington Island Shopping Center (with Dollar Tree, Ace Hardware, and Goodwill) Tel: 912-268-6003, www.coachvals.com, On Facebook here. Coach Val’s Tumblegym is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Sharks & rays will be on display at Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center on Hwy. 170 opening in May 2014

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Port Royal Sound Maritime Center A state-of-the-art maritime center is scheduled to open in May off S.C. 170 at the site of the former Lemon Island Marina near Beaufort, Bluffton & Hilton Head Is. S.C. (and a roughly 45 minute to an hour drive from Savannah).

The Port Royal Sound Maritime Center will feature touch-screen exhibits, classrooms, hands-on learning spaces and other areas where everyone can learn and celebrate the uniqueness of the Port Royal Sound and have diverse and fun opportunities to experience and connect with the Port Royal Sound area.

We can’t wait!

Picture 8-foot-wide jaws of a megalodon shark in the reception area; exhibits of suspended models of a tiger shark, a loggerhead sea turtle, bottleneck dolphin & cownose rays; a 2,400-gallon tank with cobia, red drum & small sharks;  a shallow tank with fish & rays for visitors to touch; a moon-and-tides exhibit featuring interactive displays explaining Port Royal Sound’s large tides; a sounds exhibit that will allow visitors to listen to the songs of dolphins & fish picked up by a submerged microphone near the center – according to the Island Packet.

Read more here.

Stay connected to Port Royal Sound Foundation & informed when there’s a scheduled opening date by liking the foundation on Facebook here.

Scottish Heritage Days & Battle Reenactment @ Fort King George Historic Site, Darien

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Fort King George Darien Ga. Scottish Heritage Days @ Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, Ga.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday March 21, 2014 until March 23, 2014

A variety of living history demonstrations devoted to Scottish and colonial culture will be featured. Numerous genealogists will be in attendance. A battle re-enactment will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday. $4-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Fort King George is the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia’s coast. From 1721 until 1736, Fort King George was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. More info here.

Fort King George Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd SE, Darien , GA 31305, http://gastateparks.org/FortKingGeorge

Wormsloe Historic Site Spring Events: Lantern Tour, Guided Civil War Hike & More, Savannah

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Wormsloe Historic Site Spring Events 2014Spring 2014 family events at Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah

Marsh Walk with Dr. Charlie Belin
Tuesday, March 25, 3 PM to 4 PM
Join one of the foremost experts in Marsh Ecology in the region as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe and provides a fascinating look into the plant and animal life that call Wormsloe home. This is a fantastic way to welcome Spring back. Register in advance. Tour Begins at 10 AM. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.

Hike to Battery Wimberly
Wednesday, March 26, 10 AM to 4 PM
Civil War History Event: Join Wormsloe’s Interpretive Rangers as they lead an educational hike to the earthworks of Battery Wimberly. Explore some of the most pristine earthworks remaining in the South. Expect a few surprises along the way, including some of the soldiers who occupied the fort. $4.50 – $10 912-353-3023.

“Hidden Wormsloe” Tour
Thursday, March 27 to Friday, Mar 28, 2014 10 AM to 4 AM
Explore some of the places unavailable to the public and interesting sites that most will never see. This tour will be conducted by golf cart and seating is limited so make your reservation now to secure a seat. Three tours beginning at 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.

Marsh Walk with Dr. Charlie Belin
Saturday, March 29, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah, GA
Join one of the foremost experts in Marsh Ecology in the region as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe and provides a fascinating look into the plant and animal life that call Wormsloe home. This is a fantastic way to welcome Spring back. Register in advance. Come prepared to get muddy. $4.50-$10 $5 parking. 912-353-3023.

Wormsloe Lantern Tours
Saturday, March 29, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah, GA
Ever wanted to see Wormsloe at night? This is your chance to see Wormsloe in a whole new light. Guided tours by lantern take you to the Tabby Ruins where you will meet Noble Jones himself. The Colonial life area will be aglow with a lively village celebrating the arrival of Spring. 912-353-3023.

African-American culture at Wormsloe
Friday, March 28, to Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m. to 4 AM
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah, GA
Guest historians tell the story of the African American history of Wormsloe. Discover the connection between Wormsloe and the small community of Pinpoint. Interpretive Rangers will be on hand to offer tours and answer questions as well. $10 Adults $9 Seniors $4.50 Youths 912-353-3023.

War of Jenkins’ Ear
Saturday, May 24, until Monday, May 26, 1 PM to 4 PM
Wormsloe will commemorate Georgia’s role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain. A brief presentation at the Visitor Center will be followed by a tour to the tabby ruins and then to Colonial Life for military drills, musket and cannon firings, and a reenactment. $10 adults $9 seniors/military. 912-353-3023.

For more information Wormsloe Historic Site, click here.

Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah , GA 31406, http://gastateparks.org/Wormsloe      

Telfair Museums Summer Camps 2014

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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Savannah Summer Camps 2014 Guide. See it by clicking here.

Find the perfect summer camp for your kids in our SouthernMamas.com Savannah Summer Camp Guide 2014! Browse a wide range of summer camps throughout the Greater Savannah & Lowcountry area—you’re bound to find a camp that’s ideal for your child. Check out our new 2014 Summer Camps Guide by clicking here.

Telfair museums Jepson Center Summer Camps 2014 SavannahTelfair Museums’ summer camps are wildly popular and lots of fun! Call Kip at 912.790.8823 or bradleyk@telfair.org to sign up. Please be aware that cancellation less than two weeks prior to the start of your camp incurs an $85 cancellation fee.

The Helen Levitt Master Artist Photography Camp
Session A
Ages 10-12
June 16-20 | 9am-3pm
Members $200 | Non-members $235
Register here
Session B
Ages 13-16
June 23-27 | 9am-3pm
Members $200 | Non-members $235
Register here
This intensive week-long program focuses on black-and-white and digital photography, as well as the basic functions of 35mm manual cameras. While instructors emphasize the advancements of digital media and Photoshop, they also cover conventional methods of film photography, including pinhole cameras, to supplement the experience. Students use both manual and digital cameras. Inspired by the work of world-famous photographer Helen Levitt — now on exhibit at the Jepson Center — campers participate in on-location shoots in the historic district and more! The camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the students’ work at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts.

Geek Bling! Techno-Jewelry and Fashion Accessories
Ages 13-18
July 7-11 | 9am-3pm
Members $175 | Non-members $195
Register here.
Learn basic jewelry-making skills and explore accessory design by transforming outdated technology into wearable art. Students create unique necklaces, bracelets, earrings and even handbags using recycled computer parts, LEDs and electro luminescent wire. This class is ideal for middle and high school students with an interest in jewelry design and fashion. The camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts.

Video Game Development
Ages 14-18
July 7-11 | 9am-3pm
Members $175 | Non-members $195
Register here.
In this week-long camp, students explore, play, and develop video games while learning computer programming from scratch using Game Maker. Students build their own video game, and the camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the campers’ work in the Jepson Center’s Morrison Community Gallery.

Motor-Driven Art
Ages 6-10
July 14–18 | 9am–3pm
Members $175 | Non-members $195
Register here.
Go beyond pencils and crayons and learn to work with simple motors to create moving art and art that makes itself. Explore the fundamentals of line, shape, and color to create exciting contemporary works of art. Learn to make your own “doodlebot” drawing machines, draw with lasers using extended photo exposures, and create paintings with moving parts. The camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the campers’ work at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts.

Art with the Pros! Studio Camp
Ages 6-10
July 21-25 | 9am-3pm
Members $175 | Non-Members $195
Register here.
Each day this camp features a different local artist providing a unique lesson based on his or her medium. Lunch in Telfair square (weather permitting), breaks & games in ArtZeum, and special tours of the galleries are all included. Students learn to give constructive criticism on their own and their peers’ artwork. The camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the campers’ work at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts.

Contemporary Creative Explorer
Ages 8-12
July 28-August 1 | 9am-3pm
Members $175 | Non-Members $195
Register here.
Stave off summer doldrums! This summer Art Colony takes students on a journey, exploring Telfair Museums’ three sites and numerous exhibitions. Find inspiration with instruction in drawing, painting and printmaking. Students immerse themselves in innovative arts lessons taught by professional artists. The camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the campers’ work at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts.

Creative Transformations Pre-K Camp
Ages 4-6
August 4–8 | 9am-12pm
Members $100 | Non-Members $125
Register here
Students in this camp meet a creative challenge each day. Inspired by current DIY trends, we will encourage your Pre-K student to turn the everyday into art. Campers explore craft, sculpture, and fine art materials to make their own ingenious nothing/something. Projects include making your own watercolor kit and sketchbook, building the best paper airplane, creating sculpture from light with LEDs and making a DIY paintbrush set. The camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the campers’ work in the Jepson Center’s Morrison Community Gallery.

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York Street, Savannah, 31401, www.telfair.org Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE LOCAL SUMMER CAMPS, CLICK HERE.

Read our Savannah Summer Camps 2014 Guide by clicking here.

Parent & Me Music Playdate with Kindermusik in Savannah, March 24

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Kindermusik Savannah mommy and me Kindermusik in Savannah announces their March one-time play date: “A Trip to the Zoo!”

Join Kindermusik in Savannah with your 0-7 year olds for an exciting musical adventure to the Kindermusik Zoo Singing, instruments, music, zoo animals, dancing and more: Monday, March 24, 11:10am.

Cost is $15 per family, and each child will receive an instrument, ten Kindermusik songs and a bonus gift at the end of class! Register online today at www.88keysga.com.

This is a perfect outing for you and your child, or a special morning out for your moms group or friends! For more info call 912.988.KEYS. Spaces are limited.

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com,  912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Children’s Museum Spring Break Hours & Programs

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's Museum

Savannah Children’s Museum will be open 10 AM-4 PM Mon. March 10 (weather permitting) because many schools are closed for Spring Break. The museum is usually closed on Mondays.

Monday 3/10 kids’ sessions include:
11 AM: Family Fitness (Brings the whole family together to learn about nutrition, health, and fitness in a fun and engaging way. This program is designed for children and adults to be participating together for maximum FUN and learning)
1 PM: Super Science (This is an experiment based science program that will introduce children to interesting science concepts through REALLY COOL investigations! This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
2 PM: Awesome Art (This goes beyond crafts to teach about different medias, artists, and techniques in a child friendly way. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
3 PM: Story Time (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)

Savannah Children’s Museum offers daily kids’ programming Tues-Sun. including during Spring Break.
Daily programming subject to change.

Tuesdays (Open 10-4)
12:30 PM Story Time (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)

Wednesdays (Open 10-4)
2 PM Story Time (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)

Thursdays (Open 10-4)
11 AM Toddler Art ( program specifically geared to introduce toddler age children to new art-focused experiences that are highly sensory. This program is generally appropriate for ages 2-4.)

Fridays (Open 10-4)
12:30 PM Story Time (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)

Saturdays (Open 10-4)
11 AM: Family Fitness (Brings the whole family together to learn about nutrition, health, and fitness in a fun and engaging way. This program is designed for children and adults to be participating together for maximum FUN and learning)
1 PM: Super Science (This is an experiment based science program that will introduce children to interesting science concepts through REALLY COOL investigations! This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
2 PM: Awesome Art (This goes beyond crafts to teach about different medias, artists, and techniques in a child friendly way. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
3 PM: Story Time (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)

Sundays (Open 11-4)
1 PM Wild about Reading! (a literacy based program that will include a read-aloud along with book based activities such as crafts, puppets, children’s theater, early reading skills, early writing skills etc. On Sundays, this program is for school age (ages 5-10).
3 PM Wonderful World of Recycling (introduces children to eco-friendly ideas and practices as well as nature-based education. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12)

Stay connected with Savannah Children’s Museum by liking their Facebook page here.

Savannah Children’s Museum is opening in 2 phases. Exploration Station is phase 1 and is a unique 1 acre, 2 level outdoor exhibit area set in the ruins of a Central of Georgia Railroad building.

SCHOOL YEAR HOURS: From August 31st, 2013 until June 1 2014, Savannah Children’s Museum will be open 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm on Sundays. Closed Mondays. SCM will be open on most “Holiday Mondays” when Savannah Chatham County Schools are not in session except St. Patrick’s Day March 17 2014. Summer hours start in June.

ADMISSION COST: $7.50 per person ages 1 and older or Take the Leap and purchase a 1 year Family Membership! Membership info here.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401, (912) 651-4292, email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FOR MORE SPRING BREAK 2014 CAMPS & KIDS’ CLASSES, CLICK HERE.

Kids’ pottery summer camps 2014 @ Savannah’s Clay Spot

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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Savannah Summer Camps 2014 Guide. See it by clicking here.

Find the perfect summer camp for your kids in our SouthernMamas.com Savannah Summer Camp Guide 2014! Browse a wide range of summer camps throughout the Greater Savannah & Lowcountry area—you’re bound to find a camp that’s ideal for your child. Check out our new 2014 Summer Camps Guide by clicking here.

Savannah Pottery Summer CampsWeekly Pottery Camps Mon-Fri. @ Savannah’s Clay Spot, a bright and cheerful, creative pottery studio at 1305 Barnard St.
9am-12noon
For ages Pre-school to Teen

Early Bird Discount during the month of April: Register by May 1st and get 15% off and take a camp at Scribble Art Studio art camp this summer and get 20% off on Pottery Camp at Savannah’s Clay Spot.

Register on line at www.savannahsclayspot.com  or call 912-509-4647

Savannah’s Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, GA 31401, On Facebook here, www.savannahsclayspot.com  

Read our Savannah Summer Camps 2014 Guide by clicking here.

You’re invited: Parent & Me ‘Trip to the Zoo’ Kindermusik playdate, March 24, Savannah

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

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Bring your child to Kindermusik’s March play date:  ”A Trip to the Zoo!”  Monday, March 24, at 11:10am in Savannah.

Class is open to children ages 0-7 and cost is $15 per family. All attendees receive an instrument, download card for 10 Kindermusik songs, and a BONUS gift at the end of class.

Class size is limited so enroll today at www.88keysga.com or call 912.988.KEYS.

Stay connected by signing up for Kindermusik’s e-mail list (visit www.88keysga.com  - click on the Kindermusik link).

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com,  912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free kids’ nature programs including Thursdays Toddler Time @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Skidaway Island State Park Free nature events

Skidaway Island State Park playground

Come out to Skidaway Island State Park to enjoy FREE kids’ nature activities most Wednesdays-Sundays including free  Toddler Time for kids ages 2-4 and their caregivers at 10 AM Thursdays. Bring your child to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature based theme.

Other free nature kids’ programs happening in March 2014 include skull identification programs, nature crafts, fire building 101,  bird hikes, toads & turtles, tree ID hike.

To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park each month, click here.

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook here.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

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